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Old 03-07-2012, 02:52 PM
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Default Upper class more likely to be scofflaws due to greed, study finds

This isn't exactly news to most people: Upper class more likely to be scofflaws due to greed, study finds
but, I was going to post this previously but forgot. The collation of six studies mentioned, shows that the wealthy are more likely to be dishonest, and excuse unethical behaviour out of a sense of entitlement....they're just better than everyone else! And they have the money to prove how much better they are!

This should serve as another reason why unregulated capitalism becomes increasingly ruthless and dysfunctional, and social ills increase as incomes and living standards in a population become increasingly stratified into separate economic classes.
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I dunno.

I think feelings of entitlement and unethical behavior (just to get an edge) pops up often regardless of class. But I will admit that this is only based on doing business with a range of people...I've collaborated with people of all stripes, from dirt poor to multi-millionaires. I'm okay with personal testimony taken with a grain of salt, so...just saying.

People is people.
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Upper class and old, senile, republicans can be a lot of things. Not much to say its a lie when a millionaire calls Obama a "snob" for trying to get lower class people into college. And a room full of old folk clapping
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Upper class and old, senile, republicans can be a lot of things. Not much to say its a lie when a millionaire calls Obama a "snob" for trying to get lower class people into college. And a room full of old folk clapping
Especially when the guy saying it has not only a BA but also an MBA and a JD and has accumulated a fair amount of money because of them.
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Especially when the guy saying it has not only a BA but also an MBA and a JD and has accumulated a fair amount of money because of them.
That made me laugh. Hypocrites to say the lest
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Does power corrupt, or rather do people with issues tend to seek power? Hmmm.

As someone with issues I'd say it's B
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Does power corrupt, or rather do people with issues tend to seek power? Hmmm.

As someone with issues I'd say it's B
Just to let you know the circumstances of the person who said this:

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Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
This is commonly referred to as Lord Acton's dictum. But it is the third phrase in this quote that might be the most important, if little-known:

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Great men are almost always bad men.
--Lord Acton

Most people who quote Lord Acton's Dictum are unaware that it refers to Papal power and was made by a Catholic, albeit not an unquestioning one.

John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

So to paraphrase another old saying, "the rich get rich and the poor get poorer," because the rich are greedy so-and-so's? Yes, unfortunately usually all too true. Allen Stanford guilty of massive Ponzi scheme - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
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I agree for the most part with the OP. And what makes matters worse is that those rich people, when caught in the act of unethical behavior, are oftentimes given reduced sentences, if not let go completely, by the government. It's almost like the wealthy are rewarded for unethical, greedy behavior.
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I just came across this, check it out starting from 11:30:

youtube.com/watch?v=8vHOpZhQeLs

I obviously had to think of this topic, so I googled a bit:

forbes.com/sites/jeffbercovici/2011/06/14/why-some-psychopaths-make-great-ceos/

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Business leaders are four times more likely to be psychopaths than the general population, a study has found. ( from dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2032912/One-25-bosses-psychopath-hides-charm-business-speak.html )
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This isn't exactly news to most people: [size=2]Upper class more likely to be scofflaws due to greed, study finds
but, I was going to post this previously but forgot. The collation of six studies mentioned, shows that the wealthy are more likely to be dishonest, and excuse unethical behaviour out of a sense of entitlement....they're just better than everyone else! And they have the money to prove how much better they are!
Shocking. So hard to believe. The rich, entitled? It's so unlike them!
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